Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2022 Highlights: Sri Lanka Hold Nerves, Beat Bangladesh To Enter Super 4


Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Kusal Mendis scored a half-century for Sri Lanka.© AFP

Asia Cup 2022, SL vs Ban, Highlights: Chasing a total of 184, Sri Lanka held their nerves to reach the target in 19.2 overs against Bangladesh and qualified for Super 4 at the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka’s chase was boosted by opener Kusal Mendis’ 37-ball 60 and skipper Dasin Shanaka’s 33-ball 45 as they did not let pressure get the better of them. Earlier, Bangladesh managed to post a total of 183 for seven. Afif Hossain (39) stitched a 57-run partnership with Mahmudullah after Bangladesh were reeling at 87 for four. Mehidy Hasan Miraz (38) had earlier given Bangladesh a flying start, despite wickets falling at the other end. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl. Both the teams faced a defeat against Afghanistan in their opening clash. (SCORECARD)

Sri Lanka’s Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Asitha Fernando

Bangladesh’s Playing XI: Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan(c), Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain

Here are the Highlights from the Asia Cup 2022, Group B match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from the Dubai International Stadium

  • 23:24 (IST)

    Asia Cup: That’s a wrap from us for today

    Thanks for tuning in. We will see you tomorrow for the crunch game between Hong Kong and Pakistan from Sharjah.

  • 23:23 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Sri Lanka win and qualify for Super 4

    Drama unfolds as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by two wickets to reach Super 4. What a finish! Thrilling game. Sri Lankan tail-enders needed to step up and that’s what they did. Sri Lanka complete the highest successful chase in Asia Cup T20Is

  • 23:18 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Fernando finds the boundary

    Fernando picks out the gap! He hits this over covers and luckily there was no protection outside the circle and he’ll get four runs.

  • 23:15 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Shakib hits the bullseye

    Shakib with the direct hit and Karunaratne departs. Excellent cameo comes to an end. 

  • 23:12 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Finds the gap and will get four runs

    Shuffles across and pulls it past the man at fine leg. Oh, dear it gets worse. Ebadot has over-stepped.

  • 23:08 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: WICKET!

    Shanaka c Mosaddek Hossain b Mahedi Hasan 45(33) [4s-3 6s-2]

    A very crucial wicket for Sri Lanka. The match is going down to the wire!

  • 22:55 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Sri Lanka are crumbling

    Back of a length on off, Hasaranga gives himself room and looks to flay it away over covers, but the bat turns in his hands and he can only hit it as far as deep cover

  • 22:50 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Excellent catch by Taskin

    Mendis departs after five reprieves.  Mendis ramps it but does not get all of it and Taskin running in from third man, takes it low, diving forward.

  • 22:45 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Fifty for Mendis

    Fifty for Mendis. Excellent knock under pressure. Sri Lanka still fancy their chances

  • 22:36 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: That’s some shot

    Clean as a whistle! It was in the slot for Shanaka, and he clears the midwicket boundary

  • 22:21 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Perfect field placement

    Rajapaksa ramps this straight down third man’s throat! Sri Lanka lose their fourth wicket

  • 22:12 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: What a catch

    Ebadot takes his third but all the credit goes to Taskin, who runs in about 20 metres from fine leg and dives forward to hold on to an impressive take

  • 21:59 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Soft dismissal

    Ebadot strikes again! Asalanka comes down the track and looks to swat this over mid-off, but he can only loop a dolly to the man stationed there

  • 21:55 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Top edge and gone

    Soft dismissal! Mendis goes for the pull and manages a gentle top edge to midwicket.

  • 21:46 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: What about that shot from Nissanka

    Shuffles across and sweeps it over the man at short fine leg. 

  • 21:44 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: BANG!

    In the slot and Nissanka takes Mustafizur for a ride. He was able to swing right through the arc

  • 21:40 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: End of the second over

    Seven runs off it. Mendis also getting a reprieve after Rahim drops him behind the sticks.

  • 21:25 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: End of the innings

    Excellent finish from Bangladesh. Some important contributions from Mosaddek and Taskin after Afif and Mehidy had done the damage earlier

  • 21:19 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: BANG!

    Great shot! Flies over extra cover. Gives himself room and smokes it over wide long off for a half a dozen

  • 21:12 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Another one bites the dust

    Mahedi Hasan fails to read the slower one and gets trapped in front of the stumps. Goes for the DRS but the decision stays

  • 21:09 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Mosaddek, Take a bow!

    Mosaddek goes for the reverse sweep and connects! No fielder there in the deep and Bangladesh will get a boundary 

  • 21:07 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Mahmudullah departs

    Mahmudullah misses the flight and holes out to midwicket. Easy catch for Karunaratne

  • 21:03 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Afif holes out

    Afif was looking to go much straighter but loses shape and ends up dragging it to cow corner. Easy catch for Hasaranga

  • 20:58 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: End of the 16th over

    Another excellent over for Bangladesh. 13 off it. They are 138/4 with four overs to go. How many more can they conjure?

  • 20:54 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Pulled away for a six

    Sound good and goes all the way! Just beats the man in the deep. Excellent shot from Afif

  • 20:50 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Swept away for a six!

    In the slot, Mahmudullah gets down on a knee and clears midwicket for a six.

  • 20:43 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Gone all the way for a six

    Afif slots the googly for a six! He gets the sweep out and absolutely pummels it over deep square leg

  • 20:38 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: That’s the end of the 12th over

    After 12 overs, Bangladesh are 91/4. Just 3 runs off that over. 

  • 20:29 (IST)

    SL vs Ban: Out

    Maheesh Theekshana bowls out Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan, after scoring 24 runs. Bangladesh at 87/4 after 10.3 overs. 

  • 20:24 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: That runs away for a boundary

    Afif gets the faintest of touches from the glove and races away for a boundary. 

  • 20:22 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Cheeky from Shakib

    Shakib shuffles and scoops it over short third man for a second successive boundary

  • 20:21 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Shakib reaches milestone

    Shakib completes 6,000 runs in international cricket. What an achievement for the Bangladesh skipper

  • 20:17 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Edged and taken

    Mushfiqur departs! Back of a length and jagging away, batter tries to defend on the backfoot. Takes a thick edge through to Mendis behind the stumps

  • 20:14 (IST)

    SL vs Ban: Bangladesh 59/2 after 7.0 overs

    Wanindu Hasaranga dismissed Mehidy Hasan Miraz for 38 runs, and Sri Lanka’s current score is 59/2, after 7.0 overs. 

  • 20:07 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Bowled him

    Hasaranga strikes! Cleans up Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who was looking dangerous. Big wicket for Sri Lanka

  • 20:05 (IST)

    SL vs BAN: Out

    Edged and taken! Sabbir goes for the slog again but he misses. Only gets a thick edge behind to the keepers

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